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Botox for excess underarm sweating (hyperhydrosis) at Pearl Clinic, Dublin 2

Excessive sweating or Hyperhidrosis is a problem that causes awkward social situations and is sometimes accompanied by bad odor. Sufferers may try many topical treatments to control the problem, but in some cases this is not sufficient, and when the problem is persistent it may restrict clothing choices and can even lead to avoidance of certain social situations.

Botox for sweating or hyperhidrosis treatment at Pearl Clinic, Dublin 2, involves small injections of Botox into the skin in the underarm region, which causes temporary blockage of the sympathetic nerves that stimulate the unwanted sweat production in the sweat glands. This leads to considerable reduction in sweat production in this area, and will generally allow the individual to be comfortable in any situation, and can transform lifestyle for many people.

How is Botox used for hyperhidrosis?

Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin, which is produced by the anaerobic bacterium clostridium botulinum. It hinders the nerve endings of the motor endplates. A few drops of Botox are injected through a very small needle into the skin of each underarm. This procedure does not hamper normal activity but heavy exercise should be avoided for a few hours. Underarm sweating decreases by up to 90% after the first few days and full effect can be seen within one week. Sweating at night is also seen to considerably decrease after the use of Botox hyperhidrosis treatment. Odor associated problems should also decrease. Most patients obtain the benefit of dryness with one treatment of Botox for six to ten months. After that the treatment has to be repeated.

Costs for excess sweating treatment at Pearl Clinic, Dublin 2, start from €350, but most cases will need somewhat higher doses, and may cost up to €550, with this being effective for most individuals for 6- 9 months.

For your appointment, call us now on 01 679 0625, or email us at: reception@pearltreatments.ie. For more information on Botox treatments at Pearl, Dublin 2, see other posts on our blog, or see our main site at www.pearltreatments.ie.

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